December 25, 2010

| perri dermatology
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancer, also called Sclerosing Basal Cell Cancer, is an uncommon variant of Basal Cell Cancer that I encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancers clinically appear like a scar and have ill defined borders.  Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancers induce a fibrotic reaction in the dermis so the cancer cells are in thin strands allowing them to infiltrate into the skin.  Thus, they are more difficult to treat and have a higher incidence of recurrence.  Treatment for Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancers is surgical using either wide excision or Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

Morpheaform basal cell cancer | perri dermatology